Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Random Thoughts 

A telepathic race arrests B'Elanna for thinking violent thoughts that have begun to infect their peacefully enlightened, virtually crime-free society.

Director:

Alexander Singer

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Gwynyth Walsh ... Chief Examiner Nimira
Wayne Pére ... Guill (as Wayne Péré)
Rebecca McFarland ... Talli
Jeanette Miller ... The Woman
Ted Barba ... Malin
Bobby Burns Bobby Burns ... Frane
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Storyline

Voyager visits a planet with a telepathic race that outlaws negative thoughts. When they arrest B'Elanna for an angry thought released into their society and condemn her to a dangerous neurological procedure, Tuvok uncovers a black market dealing in violent thoughts.

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Trivia

One of the buildings of the Mari city is a reuse of the Chronowerx Industries' headquarters from Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End (1996)/Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part II (1996). See more »

Goofs

As soon as B'Elanna was imprisoned, it is surprising Janeway let any of her crew risk a similar fate by spending time on the planet, other than perhaps the Doctor, Tuvok and Seven who can control (or have no) emotions. Neelix even gets into a heated debate with Seven about the Federation's first contact procedures while in the marketplace, and this could easily have released some illegal, negative thoughts. See more »

Quotes

[Tuvok has discovered a black market for violent thoughts on the Mari homeworld]
Chief Examiner Nimira: Why would any of my people want to indulge in that kind of behavior?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Apparently, outlawing violent thought hasn't made it go away. All you've done is force people to share it in back alleys.
Tuvok: It seems you have a somewhat more serious problem than the random thoughts of a single alien.
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Connections

References Predator (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Planet of the fascist thought police
26 April 2021 | by DanzenceSee all my reviews

Yeah just ignore the intentions of those involved and lobotomise someone for uncontrollable thoughts.

Good episode otherwise, if it can anger a viewer then it's done its job.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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